Supervisory Contract Specialist – United States Government – Manama, Bahrain

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    01/25/2018 to 02/05/2018

  • Salary

    $89,370 to $116,181 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Manama, Bahrain 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

Announcement number

10121313

Control number

489480000

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Information Technology Contracting Oorganization-Europe, Southwest Asia (SWA) Procurement Branch at DISA Central Field Office, Bahrain.

    If you want to do interesting challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you. DISA provides secure and relible communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing “people programs” and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as a consultant to the Chief, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) – Europe Division as the Chief of the SWA Procurement Branch.
    • Responsible for solicitation preparation, proposal evaluation, cost price analysis, negotiations, contract writing, source selection, contract award and modifications, and termination for state-of-the-art Southwest Asia communications systems which consist of many separate functional items.
    • Determines the requirements for and develops, negotiates, and executes all agreements with foreign government telecommunications services in support of Department of Defense requirements in Southwest Asia.
    • Reviews incoming telecommunications service requests and orders (TSO’s), Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPR’s), and support documentation submitted by DoD or Major Commands for sufficiency of specifications, statements of work, acceptance of test plans, and evaluation criteria. Identifies areas of risk and potential problems.
    • Provides advice and guidance on wide ranging differences in country-to-country contracting procedures, attitudes, availability of facilities/services, lead times, equipment connection approval requirements, minimum leasing periods/termination liabilities and advance or progress payment requirements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States CitizensQuestions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Backgroun investigation required
    • OGE Financial Form 450 is required
    • This position is considered Emergency Essential.
    • A medical physical is required.

    Background or Security Investigation:

    The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

    Qualifications

    Basic Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series:

    A. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees

    AND

    B. At least 24 semester credit hours in any combination of the following business fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

    All applicants must provide a copy of your transcripts. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification.

    (The above 24 semester credit hours in business may be within the candidate’s bachelor’s degree or in addition to the degree).

    Education Exemptions: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current DoD employees or Armed Forces members, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Failure to provide SF-50 or career brief (for Armed Forces members) dated prior to October 1, 2000 will result in disqualification (this includes DISA employees).

    Specialized Experience:

    For the GS-14, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS13 if outside the Federal service.

    Specialized experience is defined as experience contracting for long-haul communications circuits and negotiating, awarding and administering multi-year contracts with telecommunications carriers.

    Candidates must describe how their experience meets the specialized experience requirement within the body of their resume.

    Qualification must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

    This notice is issued under the Expedited-Hiring Authority (EHA). Using Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved government-wide direct hire authorities, agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provisions of Title 5 U.S.C. 3309 through 3318, for which OPM determines that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need.

    Education

    Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level.

    Additional information

    • This position is subject to reassignment requirements, in accordance with the DISA Civilian Workforce Agility, Mobility, and Development Program.
    • A two-year probationary or trial period may be required.
    • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Moving costs will paid–however–moving costs must be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position.
    • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives are not authorized.
    • This is a covered position and the person selected for this position must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7).
    • This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). Selectee must be a member of the DoD Acquisition Corps or eligible for Acquisition Corps membership at the time of the appointment in accordance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and DoD 5000.66.
    • This is a DISA acquisition workforce DAWIA position in the Contracting career field. Selectee must be level 3 certified (or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment) in the Contracting career field.
    • Selectee must execute, as a condition of appointment, a written agreement to remain in the Federal service in this position for at least 3 years. In signing such agreement, the employee does not forfeit any employment rights, nor does such agreement alter any other terms or conditions of employment.
    • DAWIA certification is a condition of employment. Failure to fulfill the certification requirement may lead to a non-disciplinary adverse action, which can include dismissal.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
    • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program. .
    • This position may be designated as Emergency Essential. Incumbent must sign a statement of understanding and an agreement to continue to perform the duties of this position in the event of a crisis until relieved by proper authority. Incumbent’s dependents shall be evacuated from the crisis zone with the same priority as other DoD-sponsored evacuees. You may be required, as a condition of employment, to take the series of anthrax vaccine immunizations to include annual boosters. This may also include other immunizations that may in the future be required for this position, or for a position you may fill as an emergency-essential alternate. Failure to take the immunizations may lead to your removal from this position or separation from Federal Service.
    • Employee is subject to recall or call back during off-shift hours, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, if required by upper management.
    • A physical is required.
    • Civilian employment in the competitive service in foreign areas shall be limited to a period of 5 continuous years unless interrupted by at least 2 years of physical presence in the United States or non-foreign area.
    • Pay retention will be extended to an eligible Department of Defense (DoD) employee(s) who applies through a formal recruitment program and is selected for a position at an overseas location.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

    1. Transcripts – This position has positive education requirements; you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.

    Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 02/05/2018

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the02/05/2018 of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, or uploaded is received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
    1. Your Resume NOTE: Your resume must include the following information for each job listed:
    Job title; duties (be as detailed as possible); month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); and full- time or part-time status (include hours worked per week).
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
    3. Other required supporting documents: (SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS)
    4. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application

    Click ‘Apply Online’ to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    John Figley

    Address
    DISA – FEC/PROCUREMENT SERVICES DIRECTORATE
    2300 East Drive Bldg 3600
    Scott AFB, IL
    US

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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.
    You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

  • Fair & Transparent

    Fair & Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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